Who Is Ludacris?
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Ludacris is a rapper and actor from Atlanta, Georgia, known for his boisterous lyrics and "Dirty South" sound. He made his mainstream breakthrough in with his second album, Back for the First Time , and has since become a label boss, restaurateur and philanthropist, while still releasing music. He is also a regular in the Fast and the Furious film franchise. What marks out Ludacris as an innovator is his comedic flow, peppered with punchlines — a style that fits his chosen stage name perfectly. His parents split when he was young — although he remained close to both — and he moved to Atlanta with his mom around the age of
After forming his own label, Disturbing tha Peace in the late s, Ludacris later signed with Def Jam South and would go on to become one of the first " Dirty South " rappers to achieve mainstream success with his subsequent releases. Born in Champaign, Illinois , Ludacris moved to Atlanta at age nine, where he first began rapping. After a brief stint as a DJ , he independently released his first album Incognegro in to limited success, but achieved national attention the following year with his major label debut, Back for the First Time , which contained the hit singles " Southern Hospitality " and " What's Your Fantasy ". He took a more serious approach with his next two albums, Release Therapy , and Theater of the Mind His next record, Battle of the Sexes , was released in and featured a return to the more lighthearted tone of his previous albums.